Things to See and Do

Near Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

Get spooked in the old gaol, meet the residents of the Taronga Western Plains Zoo or go wine tasting. Explore the Orana region from Discovery Parks - Dubbo.

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Local Highlights

Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Western Plains Zoo is a wild and wonderful slice of Africa located in Dubbo, right in the heart of New South Wales. With over 300 hectares of bushland, Western Plains Zoo is more than just a zoo experience, it's an African safari. Like Africa you will see big game roaming across wide open spaces, however, unlike Africa, Dubbo is only hours away. So when planning your safari, remember that all tickets to Western Plains Zoo are valid for two (2) consecutive days.

Western Plains Cultural Centre
Dubbo's new state-of -the-art Cultural Centre houses both the city's art gallery and museum. Free admission. Exhibitions include travelling displays and permanent collections, and "The Outlook Cafe". Open daily 10-4pm (Closed Tuesday)

Old Dubbo Gaol
Animatronic inmates. Authentic displays and artefacts. Gain an insight into a 1800's penal institution during a self guided day tour. Lots of fun for all the family. Open 7 days.

Lazy River Estate
Relax, unwind and enjoy the selection of our medal winning wines or the delicacies created in the licensed cafe. Open Wed - Sun 9am to 4pm

Bill O'Shea's Studio Gallery
Bill is a prize winning artist and recipient of a Fellowship by the Australian Institute of History and Arts. Inspect Bill's traditional style by appointment.

Dubbo Observatory
This is one sure-fire way to show your romantic side. Don’t tell your loved one where you are taking them, just jump in the car and head to the Dubbo Observatory for an intimate viewing of the night’s sky. If you have kids tagging along, get tickets for the space journey, a 90-minute expedition into the great question of life, the universe and everything.

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